ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V87.44

Hx inhaled steroid thrpy

Diagnosis Code V87.44

ICD-9: V87.44
Short Description: Hx inhaled steroid thrpy
Long Description: Personal history of inhaled steroid therapy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V87.44

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Other specified personal exposures and history presenting hazards to health (V87)
      • V87 Other specified personal exposures and history presenting hazards to health

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z92.240 - Personal history of inhaled steroid therapy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V87.44 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • steroid therapy V87.45
        • inhaled V87.44
      • therapy
        • steroid V87.45
          • inhaled V87.44

Information for Patients


Also called: Corticosteroids, Glucocorticoids

You may have heard of anabolic steroids, which can have harmful effects. But there's another type of steroid - sometimes called a corticosteroid - that treats a variety of problems. These steroids are similar to hormones that your adrenal glands make to fight stress associated with illnesses and injuries. They reduce inflammation and affect the immune system.

You may need to take corticosteroids to treat

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis
  • Skin conditions such as eczema and rashes
  • Some kinds of cancer

Steroids are strong medicines, and they can have side effects, including weakened bones and cataracts. Because of this, you usually take them for as short a time as possible.

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